Executive Director David Meade Discusses Job Training Programs on Bronx Talk


Good Paying Jobs. Access to Expanded Career Opportunities. Lifting Communities.

Building Skills New York is a not-for-profit organization committed to provide New York residents with good paying jobs at local construction sites in underserved communities. Building Skills connects workers with historically high rates of unemployment and poverty with access to quality training and expanded career opportunities. We are dedicated to developing a skilled workforce, while also helping residents revitalize their neighborhoods.

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Worker Stories

  • Howard Young

    Howard Young is unabashedly in love with all things electrical and has been that way as long as he can remember. “I loved fixing things,” Young, a 35-year-old Bronx resident, recalls. “My grandmother would always tell me, ‘Baby, fix my...